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Just Use This Mind

by Master Miao Tsan & Ellen Cregan

Here is a spiritual home that isn't about temples or traditions. It's a place in your own pure mind where you become the master of your own thoughts. When you learn to follow the path of Zen with diligence and...


The Spirit of Zen - A Way of Life, Work and Art in the Far East

by Alan W. Watts

Here is something quite unfamiliar to the West, something which will appeal strongly to all who are trying to find deeper reality in life than philosophy and conventional religion can express. Historically,...


Unfathomable Depths: Drawing Wisdom for Today from a Classical Zen Poem

by Sekkei Harada, Daigaku Rumme, Hongliang Gu & Heiko Narrog

Navigate a forgotten classic poem and enrich your practice with famed Zen master Sekkei Harada.

Three of the most pressing issues in any discussion of modern Zen are the true nature and function of Dharma transmission,...


Zen Teaching of Homeless Kodo

by Kosho Uchiyama Roshi, Shohaku Okumura & Jokei Molly Delight Whitehead

Abandon your treasured delusions and hit the road with one of the most important Zen masters of twentieth-century Japan.

Eschewing the entrapments of vanity, power, and money, "Homeless" Kodo Sawaki Roshi refused...


The Secret of Secrets  ( How to turn on the bright Light )  2 Part

by Uncle Max

This is the second and final part of the interview to Uncle Max, in which the mystic reveals and explains the methods, and gives to the world an incredible, but real key to achieve the Secret of Secrets. By...


Inside the Grass Hut: Living Shitou's Classic Zen Poem

by Ben Connelly & Taigen Dan Leighton

Enter the mind and practice of Zen: apply the insights of one of Zen's classic poems to your life--here and now.

Destined to become a trusted, dog-eared companion.

Shitou Xiqian’s “Song of the Grass Roof Hermitage”...


Zen for Beginners

by Judith Blackstone, Zoran Josipovic & Naomi Rosenblatt

Zen, from its foundation in China of the 6th Century A.D., has always been more than a religion. It is an intriguing system of principles and practices designed to give each individual the experience of eternity...


Dang Dang Doko Dang: The Sound of the Empty Drum

by Osho & Osho International Foundation

Osho sees Zen not as a historical spiritual tradition, but as the future of a humanity that has matured to the point that people no longer need religions controlled by “priesthoods” and based on fearful...


Dongshan's Five Ranks: Keys to Enlightenment

by Ross Bolleter

The first in-depth English commentary on the Five Ranks—a core text of the Zen tradition that teaches what can't be taught—which contains new translations of all of the key texts of the Five Ranks cycle....


Paradise in Plain Sight: Lessons from a Zen Garden

by Karen Maezen Miller

Karen Maezen Miller gathers inspiration from the ground beneath her feet to remind us that paradise is always here and now.


Realizing Genjokoan: The Key to Dogen's Shobogenzo

by Shohaku Okumura & Taigen Dan Leighton

Dogen, the thirteenth-century Zen master who founded the Japanese Soto school of Zen, is renowned as one the world's most remarkable religious geniuses. His works are both richly poetic and deeply insightful...


Eihei Dogen: Mystical Realist

by Hee-Jin Kim & Taigen Dan Leighton

Eihei Dogen, the founder of the Japanese branch of the Soto Zen Buddhist school, is considered one of the world's most remarkable religious philosophers. Eihei Dogen: Mystical Realist is a comprehensive introduction...


The Book of Mu: Essential Writings on Zen's Most Important Koan

by Melissa Myozen Blacker, James Ishmael Ford & John Tarrant

The word "mu" is one ancient Zen teacher's response to the earnest question of whether even a dog has "buddha nature". Discovering for ourselves the meaning of the master's response is the urgent work of each...


Zen's Chinese Heritage: The Masters and Their Teachings

by Andy Ferguson, Steven Heine & Tenshin Reb Anderson

Zen's Chinese Heritage traces twenty-five generations of inlightened Buddhist teachers, supplementing their core teachings with history, biography, and poetry. The result is an intimate and profound human portrait...


Hsin Hsin Ming: The Zen Understanding of Mind and Consciousness

by Osho & Osho International Foundation

Understanding our minds and consciousness are topics high on everybody's list of important issues. Science and psychology are delivering every day captivating news of understanding in this area.

In this extraordinary...


Keep Me in Your Heart a While: The Haunting Zen of Dainin Katagiri

by Dosho Port

"After my death I will come back and haunt over you, checking on your practice." Dainin Katagiri Roshi, one of the greatest pioneers of Zen in America, said this frequently, teasing Dosho Port and his fellow...


Entangling Vines: A Classic Collection of Zen Koans

by Thomas Yuho Kirchner, Ueda Shizuteru & Nelson Foster

Entangling Vines, a translation of the Shumon kattoshu, is one of the few major koan texts to have been compiled in Japan rather than China. Indeed, Kajitani Sonin (1914 - 95), former chief abbot of Shokoku-ji...


Making Zen Your Own: Giving Life to Twelve Key Golden Age Ancestors

by Janet Jiryu Abels

In this book, Janet Jiryu Abels traces the life stories of twelve Chinese Zen masters who, together, shaped what was to become known as Zen's Golden Age. She presents their biographies, describes their teachings,...


Novice to Master: An Ongoing Lesson in the Extent of My Own Stupidity

by Soko Morinaga & Belenda Attaway Yamakawa

Everybody loves Novice to Master! As you'll see in the glowing endorsements and reviews included below, this modern spiritual classic has been embraced by readers of all types.

In his singularly humorous and...


Saltwater Buddha: A Surfer's Quest to Find Zen on the Sea

by Jaimal Yogis

Fed up with teenage life in the suburbs, Jaimal Yogis ran off to Hawaii with little more than a copy of Hermann Hesse's Siddhartha and enough cash for a surfboard. His journey is a coming-of-age saga that takes...